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The Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark, put together a list of their top nine favorite films available on Sundance Now, the streaming service with award winning films, documentaries and TV series. Their curated collection features the early works of directors like Barry Jenkins, Andrea Arnold and Andrew Haigh, among others.
Since it’s a list for Sundance Now, the brothers recommended movies that in their mind are “quintessentially Sundancian” and have a “rawness of emotion.”
“In my mind, these films have a surprising number of specific elements in common: pin-pointed specific point of view from the director, a first or early film, non-professional actors, an uncontrolled documentary style, low budget, rawness of emotion, and performances that make your subconscious wonder at times if it’s a documentary,” said Jay Duplass. “More than anything, the films feel like they have been made by someone very specific, and you get the feeling »
- Liz Calvario
This fall, come on and dream, baby dream! A24 presents the stirring trailer for American Honey. In this slice of pure Americana, a teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. The teaser is set to the anthemic Bruce Springsteen ballad 'Dream Baby Dream', which sets the tone for the drama that plays out.
Overflowing with electric, primal energy, American Honey is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty. It is a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong. These teens are chasing their own version of the American Dream, and there may be only one person who can truly show them what that is.
'Optimistic and just plain beautiful...A film for this generation', »
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including offerings that span genres, a close examination of some of the year’s biggest breakouts, all the awards contenders you need to know about now and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.
Elizabeth Wood’s feature film debut was almost immediately deemed “shocking!” and “racy!” and “wild!” as soon as it debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but underneath a film about throwing caution to the wind in the pursuit of both terrible decisions and the capricious joys of youth beats a big, honest heart. Wood’s »
- Kate Erbland, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Steve Greene and Graham Winfrey
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